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Archive for February 16, 2004

Small grocers work to tap niche markets
If independent grocers expect to survive and experience sales growth in a nation dominated by Wal-Mart supercenters and other large chains, they must differentiate and avoid head-to-head competition, an industry expert said.
11:51 a.m.
Nevada insurer's profit drops
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. reported a 15 percent decline in profit in the fourth quarter because of a reduction in membership and a charge for an early debt repayment.
11:50 a.m.
Definition of gaming revenue causes confusion in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. -- The state Tax Commission and the state Gaming Commission have conflicting definitions of gaming revenue, and lawmakers have been asked to intervene.
11:49 a.m.
Las Vegan arrested on sex assault charges
A 59-year-old Las Vegas man who worked with children at a local church was arrested by Metro Police for allegedly sexually assaulting girls and taping the acts.
11:25 a.m.
Victims' advocates question Catholic report
Advocates for victims are questioning the validity of a Roman Catholic report on the extent of sexual abuse of minors by priests in Nevada.
11:25 a.m.
Regent's e-mail draws wrath of CCSN profs
University Regent Doug Hill of Reno drew the ire of some community college professors on Friday by sending out a mass e-mail through the president's office defending the Board of Regents' November decision to look ...
11:24 a.m.
Police led on chase by man in water truck
A man who stole a large construction water truck led officers from North Las Vegas, Metro and the Nevada Highway Patrol on a circuitous 30-minute chase this morning, spraying water on the highway behind him ...
11:24 a.m.
Veterans center is burglarized
The burglar alarm was set off about 4 p.m. Metro Police found the museum, located at 3333 Cambridge St. near Desert Inn Road, ransacked.
11:24 a.m.
Ponds no longer will be used for endangered fish
Water will return to four man-made ponds at a Boulder City park during the next four weeks, but the endangered fish that had filled those ponds for almost 10 years won't.
11:23 a.m.
Hardt-earned win
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. captured the crown jewel of stock-car racing, the Daytona 500, in his fifth attempt. His father, the legendary Dale Earnhardt, made 20 agonizing starts in the "Great American ...
11:16 a.m.
Weekend energizes Democrats
Many top state Democrats were left scratching their heads on election night in 2002, when Republicans trounced them at the polls.
11:12 a.m.
Vegas pioneer, longtime Sun executive Deskin dies at 87
It was fitting that native Nevadan Ruthe Deskin spent some of her final waking hours recalling a state landmark 40 miles west of where she grew up in Yerington, which she often called by its ...
11:12 a.m.
Proposal to allow more toxic waste challenged
CARSON CITY -- A proposed state regulation that would open the door to more toxic waste being shipped into Nevada is being questioned by an environmental expert at the University of Nevada, Reno.
11:11 a.m.
A day of trial and error for Busch and Gaughan
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- An eventful race left Las Vegas native Brendan Gaughan with mixed emotions about his first career start in the Daytona 500.
11:02 a.m.
Waltrip rips rescue effort
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Michael Waltrip was caught up in The Big One -- a 12-car crash 71 laps into Sunday's Daytona 500 -- but the defending race champion was more upset about the way ...
11:00 a.m.
Sports briefs for February 16, 2004
DePodesta, 31, has been a top assistant to Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane since joining the Athletics in 1998.
10:59 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Quick study Maloof is master of the house
When he was a student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Palms owner George Maloof spent many nights playing craps and learned a very important lesson: If you gamble regularly, you are guaranteed to ...
10:42 a.m.
Laughlin shooting DVD sealed
A DVD containing footage taken during the 2002 gun battle between rival motorcycle gangs at a Laughlin casino was ordered sealed Friday during a hearing before U.S. District Judge James Mahan.
10:05 a.m.
Officers kill man pointing a shotgun
A man was shot and killed by Metro Police officers Saturday, after he aimed a gun at police in an apparent suicide attempt, authorities said.
10:05 a.m.
Businesses seek plans for uninsured
Kirk Offerle, owner of the Jazzed Cafe & Vinoteca in Las Vegas, has seen his business grow from eight to 20 tables in the last seven years.
10:04 a.m.
Hair falls as funds raised for survivor of fire
The 7-year-old survivor of a New Year's Day fire that killed his family received a hero's welcome Sunday at a fund-raiser held in his honor.
10:04 a.m.
Veterans hospital rests with VA boss' promise
WASHINGTON -- Although a federal panel did not make a clear recommendation for a new veterans hospital, Nevada's congressional delegation is counting on a verbal agreement from Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi that three health ...
10:04 a.m.
One of two traffic charges dropped following racial profiling claim
A District Court judge on Friday dismissed one of the traffic citations issued to a woman who claims she was a victim of racial profiling by North Las Vegas Police.
10:04 a.m.
News briefs for February 16, 2004
A 79-year-old Las Vegas man was killed Friday in a traffic accident at the intersection of Ann and Fort Apache roads.
9:43 a.m.
Letter: Teach U.S. about nuclear danger
I'd like to suggest that all future real estate contracts nationwide have a disclosure statement concerning Yucca Mountain and the increased risk about properties on the transportation routes. This certainly will educate Nevadans about the ...
9:43 a.m.
Letter: Without liberals, working folks would have little
Now I ask people who scorn, hate and ridicule liberals and kiss up to the very ones who would have denied them these quality-of-life benefits: Just what do you think you would have done without ...
9:42 a.m.
Rebels ripped by Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Dissension turned into disaster Sunday afternoon for UNLV at the Hearnes Center, where a forgettable seven-day stretch deteriorated into the worst defeat in Charlie Spoonhour's three seasons in Las Vegas.
9:42 a.m.
Judge delays decision on interview with Tabish lawyer
District Judge Joseph Bonaventure on Friday postponed his ruling on whether he will allow prosecutors to interview the attorney Rick Tabish accused of improperly handling his appeal on extortion charges.
9:41 a.m.
Editorial: We've come a long way
On March 22, however, we will get a chance to see and hear how far we've come since the days when our two nations were poised for World War III. Mikhail Gorbachev is scheduled to ...
9:41 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Coach Spoonhour has worn out his welcome
That's it. This has gone on long enough. The time has come.
9:39 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Weeding-out process for Kentucky Derby begins
For a horse owner, winning the Kentucky Derby is a long shot at best.
9:38 a.m.
Las Vegas' new goalie gets offensive support
Saturday night, Dave Marlin was a backup goalie with the Fresno Falcons who hadn't seen playing time in three weeks, and had played in only13 games in his three-year pro career.
9:37 a.m.
Lady Rebels heed words of wisdom
Sometimes, it's not what you say, but how you say it.
9:35 a.m.
Cimarron-Memorial puts foes on their backs on way to title
By the time the consolation brackets had begun, the tone of Saturday's 4A state wrestling tournament was quite clear:
9:34 a.m.
Gladiators improved, but still looking for first victory
After two hard-fought games, the Las Vegas Gladiators are greatly improved from last season's team and they feel great about their offense and defense.
9:34 a.m.
Lozano could face death next time around
Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty in a second trial of Pascual Lozano, 24, whose conviction in the shooting death of a 9-year-old girl has been overturned.
9:29 a.m.
Editorial: Allow time to analyze energy bill
But it wasn't just the money that bothered us in the original $31 billion bill. The new, $14 billion bill is not automatically superior just because it's cheaper. We also opposed the protections given to ...
9:29 a.m.
One of two escaped inmates caught
About 11 p.m. Saturday, authorities realized inmates Christopher Meecham and Kenneth Rehark had disappeared from a minimum-security work assignment at the Southern Nevada Correctional Center in Jean, state Department of Corrections officials said.
9:27 a.m.
The boos turn into Badus
Who: Erykah Badu with Floetry.
9:08 a.m.
Midler's stellar voice at MGM outshines some dated material
Who: Bette Midler.
9:06 a.m.
Kitsch is served: Elton's 'Red Piano' over the top
Director David LaChapelle has managed to cram almost every popular cliche about Las Vegas onto the 22,500-square-foot stage of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
9:05 a.m.
Community news briefs for February 16, 2004
Ronald McDonald House has selected local executives to be arrested and jailed for at least one hour at Galleria at Sunset's Center Court from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those locked up will be charged ...
9:03 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Deskin was a true pioneer
I'm not going to pretend I know Ruthe Deskin any better than the regular reader because that's how I did know her -- as a reader.
9:01 a.m.
Obituaries for February 16, 2004
Frances H. Cino, 80, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born Sept. 6, 1923, in New York City. A resident for 29 years, she was a retired hospital administrative clerk.
8:59 a.m.
Remembering Ruthe: Deskin's column was pointed, relevant until the very end
A few days ago I was talking to a friend about Ruthe Deskin. I mentioned that Ruthe's birthday was approaching -- on Feb. 20 -- and that she would be 88 years old.
8:59 a.m.

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